Radio Now 95.3 FM, a soon-to-launch media outlet, has announced Joke Silva, a veteran Nigerian actress, as head of faculty for its two-week trainee programme to be facilitated by RED|For Africa’s talent hub, REDx.
In a statement on Friday, the organisers said the two-week boot camp will equip several applicants with the skills needed to begin a career in different aspects of radio presenting, audio production and broadcasting.
The statement added that successful applicants will be enrolled in a three-month trainee program after which the best trainees will be offered full-time positions at Radio Now 95.3FM.
It said the boot camp, which started on November 16 and expected to finish on November 27, features different prominent figures as independent panels including Vimbai Muthirini, a Zimbabwean television personality.
Others are Oscar Oyinsan, television and radio host; Demola Adetona, CEO of Expoze Nigeria; Emen Okwoche, a producer with Television Continental (TVC); and Emilia Duncan Sotubo, a business development expert.
Kadaria Ahmed, chief executive officer (CEO) of Radio Now, expressed optimism that participants would learn a lot from the wealth of experiences of the various personalities enlisted for the programme.
“We are delighted about the media experts we have on board for this boot-camp. The quality of our trainers and the caliber of judges for this boot camp is top notch so our participants get quality training on the basic skills required to excel in broadcasting,” she said.
“The icing on the cake is our accomplished Head of Faculty, Joke Silva, who along with our other accomplished Judges will ensure a thorough and fair evaluation of our trainees.”
Ahmed said the programme is part of Radio Now’s ultimate goal “to institutionalise a journalism culture that is focused on ethically reflecting the most vital developmental and governance aspirations of Nigeria.”
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